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Hiya guys,My buddy is buying one of my 6970's for 300.bucks and i wanted to put the money into a new liquid cooling setup.I am interested in some oppinions of my best choices of where to buy and what parts would be best.I am looking to cool 1 i5 2500k @ Ghz and 1 6970 2 gig version runing 950/1400. I really Love the Swiftech stuff but am not sure if for one i can afford that setup and 2 if thats even my best bet? So basically any help on where and what to buy would be awesome. Remember my Budget is 300. and used stuff also is fine if its from a legit place.I cant wait to see what i get for replies, so thanks in advance guys.The setup i need is for my Signature Rig minus 1 6970.

Also i want to mention i am pretty sure i am switching cases to a Nzxt Phantom White/Black with all white cooling tubing.
   
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Thread Starter 
Any of these good? I would still need a Vga Block though.

Ek H30 Supreme HF 240 EN Advanced Liquid Cooling Kit
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...?tl=g30c83s137

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima XT Liquid Cooling Kit (Universal Mount)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/84...?tl=g30c83s137

XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 Universal CPU / Triple Radiator
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...?tl=g30c83s137

XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g30c83s137
   
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Modded NZXT Phantom Basic Microsoft Optical mouse for now. Black Gel Orgenomic Mousepad (not sure brand na... 2.1 Klipsche System (was top of the line 4 year... 
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post #3 of 4
You will get a mixed bag of opinions on which is better.. As for effectiveness of each set, I think all of them are quite equal and do quite well in their purpose..

With that said, in the end, it will all boil down to preference.. ie; RASA kit has the dual 5.25 bay res, will this work for you? or do you prefer the little mini res by Swiftech? or perhaps you prefer the cylinder bong sytle res by EK?

How about the placing of the pump? That pump that comes with the swiftech set is a 655b, it's a high flow pump and with 2 of those bad boys can run just about anything you can throw at it that's within reason, although it will take up quite a bit of space.. The RASA kits pumps are build into the res, tho I am not sure if it's a 35x or a 655 variation of Liang's, note Liang based pumps are most widely praised and used among the water cooling community...

As for the EK set, even tho it says "EN" (new model), make sure it is as I have read stories of vendors sending old model revisions that was prone to nickel plating failures..

Do some research on each set, take a look at as many reviews and pics as you can and decide from there..

Last but not least, do some research on that Phamtom case builds and see what other users have managed to stuff in their case, plan ahead so you wont have to replace your case if and when you decide to go crossfire, or you just need more radiators, etc..

This is all I can add and hopes it will "help" lead you in the right direction..
Edited by frank anderson - 8/22/11 at 2:23am
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Thanks mate and sorry it took so long to respond.
   
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OCZ VERTEX II WD Black Asus Dual Layer Dvd Burner w/Lightscribe EK HD6970 water block (Nickel) 
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EK Gpu Ram Plate EK Dominator Ram cooler Rasa RS360 KIT Magicool Extreme Dual 120mm Radiator  
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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Handspree 23" 1080p Hdmi and 55" Toshiba Led (H... Microsoft wireless keyboard 3000 v2 Modded Cougar SX850 (Painted and Sleeved) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Modded NZXT Phantom Basic Microsoft Optical mouse for now. Black Gel Orgenomic Mousepad (not sure brand na... 2.1 Klipsche System (was top of the line 4 year... 
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Intel I7-2700K AsRock Fatal1ty Professional Z68 Gen 3 Powercolor HD6970  Powercolor HD6970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
4 Gig Corsair Dominators  2 Plextor 128Gig M3 Pro Series SSD's Raid 0 ekwb Dual Loop Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
25" HP 2511x Microsoft Sidewinder x6 1000w NZXT Hale90 PSU NZXT Switch 810 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 OCZ Vertex 3's Striped Raid 0 2Tb WD Black Asus Dual Layer Burner Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Hanspree 23" 1080p Monitor Hdmi and 55" Toshiba... Microsoft Sidewinder x6 Gming Keyboard Painted and Fully Sleeved Cougar 1050watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom White (Chrome Yellow Now! ) Cyborg Rat 5 Cheapo organomic one. Bose Campanion 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 5ghz AsRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Powercolor Hd6970 Corsair Dominator c9 2133mhz Ram kit 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ VERTEX II WD Black Asus Dual Layer Dvd Burner w/Lightscribe EK HD6970 water block (Nickel) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Gpu Ram Plate EK Dominator Ram cooler Rasa RS360 KIT Magicool Extreme Dual 120mm Radiator  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3 Bitspower Ratory 1/2IDx3/4OD Compression Fitt... 7 Bitspower Compression fittings High Quality anti kink Primochill 1/2x3/4 Tubing 9 NZXT fANS (8 120'S and 1 140) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Handspree 23" 1080p Hdmi and 55" Toshiba Led (H... Microsoft wireless keyboard 3000 v2 Modded Cougar SX850 (Painted and Sleeved) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Modded NZXT Phantom Basic Microsoft Optical mouse for now. Black Gel Orgenomic Mousepad (not sure brand na... 2.1 Klipsche System (was top of the line 4 year... 
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